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Basilica del Santo Nino

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Address: Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
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This famous church dates back to the early Spanish colonial era.

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There were too many people when we visited the place. We just got in and offered our thanks giving prayer. It was another experience ended.

Reviewed April 26, 2016
dgegat
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Middle River MD,USA
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Middle River MD,USA
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29 reviews
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Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

There were too many people when we visited the place. We just got in and offered our thanks giving prayer. It was another experience ended.

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Reviewed April 26, 2016

Basilica Del Santo Nino is One of the Oldest Church in Visayas. Every year My familly will always go there an celebrate its Feast Day. We attended the Holy Mass first before watching Sinulog Festival. My family really enjoyed our visit, watching Street dancing is amazing, seeing those lots of people who is keep on walking and walking around, lots... More 

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Thank grace M
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed April 25, 2016

good place to pray and reconcile huge place to attend mass everything is in order the people are not pushy especially the people who sale candles outside.

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Thank jinky2002
Makati, Philippines
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed April 25, 2016

You will surely enjoy this and we have beautiful pictures in this place. Make sure to walk around and bring selfie sticks!

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Thank chezky p
Cebu City
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2016

You will see how devoted Cebuanos are to Sto. Niño if you visit this place. You will also find Magellan's Cross and Cebu City Hall in this area. Across will be the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral as well. Don't forget to dance SINULOG if you visit this place and pray to beloved Sto. Niño!

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Thank ElijahRadley
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed April 24, 2016

Highly recommended to visit here. It was a great example of Filipino/Spanish history. No problems with my visit here

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Thank danthewelder38
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2016

The Santo Nino church is one of the oldest Church of the Philippines (the second if I remember well), housing Philippines' oldest religious icon, the image of Señor Sto. Niño. located in Colon (downtown Cebu) which is also one of the oldest street of the Philippines. It is a place full of lives during days such as Sinulog. Unfortunately, it... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2016

It's a nice church with some interesting history. It's probably not going to grip you as far as its architecture or art like you would touristing European churches. And the Sunday loud-speaker service is a little off-putting if you're not there for the sermon. Worth seeing if you're in Cebu. Don't avoid the area because of it but there are... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed April 20, 2016

A must visit as historic place. Was clean but I hope government could improve upkeep and preservation of place.

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Antipolo City, Philippines
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Reviewed April 20, 2016

A short walk from the Magellan's Cross. Please wear appropriate attire when visiting the church. Don't wear shorts, plunging necklines.

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